indifference

  • 1 indifférence — [ ɛ̃diferɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1487; h. 1377; lat. indifferentia I ♦ État d une personne qui est indifférente. 1 ♦ État d une personne qui n éprouve ni douleur, ni plaisir, ni crainte, ni désir. ⇒ apathie, ataraxie, désintéressement, détachement,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Indifference — may refer to: *apathy, the lack of emotion, motivation, or enthusiasm; a psychological term for a state of indifference . * Indifference a song in the Valse Musette style. Written by Joseph Colombo and Tony Murena. Recorded by (amongst others):… …

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  • 3 indifference — Indifference. s. f. Estat d une personne indifferente. Estre dans l indifference. voilà une grande indifference. j ay de l indifference, une extrême indifference pour cela …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Indifference — In*dif fer*ence, n. [L. indifferentia similarity, lack of difference: cf. F. indiff[ e]rence.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; lack of sufficient importance to constitute a difference;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Indifference — «Indifference» Canción de Pearl Jam Álbum Vs Publicación 1993 Grabación 1993 …

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  • 6 indifference — I noun aloofness, apathy, blankness, coldness, coolness, detachment, disinterestedness, disregard, impassiveness, imperturbability, inattention, inconsideration, insouciance, laxity, lukewarmness, neglect, negligence, nonchalance, nonobservance,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 indifference — (n.) mid 15c., from L. indifferentia want of difference, similarity, noun of quality from indifferentem (see INDIFFERENT (Cf. indifferent)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 indifference — [n] absence of feeling, interest alienation, aloofness, apathy, callousness, carelessness, cold bloodedness, coldness, cold shoulder*, coolness, detachment, disdain, disinterest, disinterestedness, dispassion, disregard, equity, heedlessness,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 indifference — [in dif′ər əns, indif′rəns] n. [Fr < L indifferentia] the quality, state, or fact of being indifferent; specif., a) lack of concern, interest, or feeling; apathy b) lack of importance, meaning, or worth: Also Archaic indifferency …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 indifférence — (in di fé ran s ) s. f. 1°   L état d une personne indifférente. •   Cette indifférence que je sens lorsque je ne suis point emporté vers un côté plutôt que vers un autre par le poids d aucune raison, est le plus bas degré de la liberté, DESC.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 indifference — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, supreme (esp. BrE), total, utter ▪ growing ▪ deliberate, studied ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 INDIFFÉRENCE — s. f. L état d une personne indifférente. Voilà une grande indifférence. Sous cet air d indifférence, il cache beaucoup d ambition. Affecter de l indifférence pour quelque chose. Il fut navré de l indifférence que lui montrèrent alors ses… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 INDIFFÉRENCE — n. f. état d’une personne indifférente. Sous cet air d’indifférence, il cache beaucoup d’ambition. Affecter de l’indiffèrence pour quelque chose. Il fut navré de l’indifférence que lui montrèrent alors ses prétendus amis. Il est dans une… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 14 indifference — n. 1) to affect, feign indifference 2) to display, show indifference 3) marked; studied indifference 4) indifference about, concerning 5) indifference to, towards * * * [ɪn dɪf(ə)rəns] concerning feign indifference show indifference studied… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 indifference — /in dif euhr euhns, dif reuhns/, n. 1. lack of interest or concern: We were shocked by their indifference toward poverty. 2. unimportance; little or no concern: Whether or not to attend the party is a matter of indifference to him. 3. the quality …

    Universalium

  • 16 Indifference — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Indifference >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 indifference indifference neutrality Sgm: N 1 coldness coldness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 anaphrodisia anaphrodisia Sgm: N 1 unconcern unconcern insouciance nonchalance …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 Indifférence —          EINSTEIN (Albert)     Bio express : Physicien allemand, naturalisé suisse puis américain (1879 1955)     «Le monde est dangereux à vivre ! Non pas tant à cause de ceux qui font le mal, mais à cause de ceux qui regardent et laissent faire …

    Dictionnaire des citations politiques

  • 18 indifference — in|dif|fer|ence [ınˈdıfərəns] n [U] lack of interest or concern indifference to ▪ his apparent indifference to material luxuries ▪ Whether you stay or leave is a matter of total indifference to me (=I do not care) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 indifference — [[t]ɪndɪ̱fərəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N to n If you accuse someone of indifference to something, you mean that they have a complete lack of interest in it. ...his callous indifference to the plight of his son. ...the prejudice and indifference… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 indifference — noun (U) lack of interest or concern: He always treats Jane with complete indifference. | be a matter of indifference to (=be something that someone does not care about): Whether you stay or leave is a matter of total indifference to me …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English